PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 18: Tim Cahill of Australia acknowledges the fans after being defeated by the Netherlands 3-2 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Australia and Netherlands at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 18, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Soceroos legend Tim Cahill has called time on his illustrious international career at age 38.

Cahill retires as Australia’s leading international goal scorer with 50 goals from 107 caps.

The Socceroos star took to Twitter to speak to his fans and thank everyone who supported him. He posted a collection of pictures with the caption reading:

“Today’s the day that I’m officially hanging up my boots on my international career with the Socceroos.

No words can describe what it has meant to represent my country. Massive thank you to everyone for the support throughout all my years wearing the Australian badge.”

Cahill may go down as the greatest player to ever put on that green and gold jersey. Not the most skilled or fastest player on the pitch, but he found ways to score for the team in vital moments.

The 38-year-old took part in four World Cups, a number that will likely remain as the record for a long time in Australia.

Players who had the opportunity to play alongside the legend speak in awe of how he conducted himself and the presence he had in the locker room.

Newly appointed head coach Graham Arnold now has a big hole to fill as the team moves on without its legendary marksman.

In the wake of his retirement, fans and players alike are expressing their gratitude for what the superstar gave to them and their country.

A legendary career that Cahill can definitely look back on with pride and have no feeling of regret. Australians will forever look back and thank the man for his contribution to soccer in this country.